161. Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)- Susan Ee

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Title: Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days #1)

Author: Susan Ee

Rating: ★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> YA fiction> Post-Apocalyptic/dystopian/Fantasy

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco where she’ll risk everything to rescue her sister and he’ll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again (Goodreads 2016)

TW: this is not a very positive review- if you adore and love the series, or the author- while this isn’t particularly nasty, it isn’t exactly singing praises so you may not want to read this.

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Discussions: Lost in Translation?

A while ago, I came across the company “Smartling”, who are a translation software company, and they were looking for bloggers to discuss how they feel works of literature should be translated- how could they be translated effectively? And in some cases, if the words were still written in their orignal languages, would they still resonate with modern day audiences? I thought this would be a fun topic to post about so I’d like to give it a try…

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Stacking the Shelves: 15!

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Here is my first Stacking the Shelves, since I have moved out into my new home! YAAAAY! I haven’t actually bought that many books but I do now have a few which I can haul, thanks to a little spending here and there, and my birthday in April! Here are the books I have acquired since February!

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WWW Wednesday: 42!

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Finally bringing this back, LIKE A BOSS. And it will be good because it has been that long since I’ve been blogging constantly (well you know, 3 months nearly), it will give you guys an idea what I’ve been upto book-wise!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

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Blog Awards: Versatile Blogger!

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I was nominated on 07/02/2015 by Alicia over at A Kernel of Nonsense (one of my favourite book blogging friends on here, go snoop at her blog guys!)

Ironically, with this award, I feel like I’m really letting the side down lately. I’m so busy, I just need you guys to bear with me a little bit this month. I’m finishing up at my retail job this week (le woe, all cinema workers are dreading 50 shades of rubbish release!), and I’ve been in almost every day for 3 weeks so I’ve not had much me time/reading time. Plus the fact that the next two weeks involve me moving cities/homes for the first time ever, and then switching jobs…yeah, it’s a tad stressful. I’m keeping this blog running on memes but hopefully my reviews will be back on track sooner rather than later- until then, patience please!

Anyway, here is the meme:

Instructions:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Share seven facts about yourself.

3. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

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Top Ten Tuesday 41: 2014 Releases I intended to read but still haven’t…

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The weekly meme hosted by the broke and the bookish.

Cue the sad music.

*Sigh* Most of this is due mainly to lack of funds to be able to buy new releases while they are new. I will probably always be a year or so behind on actually reading new releases.  Here are my top ten anticipated reads of 2014 which still haven’t made it onto my shelves.

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133. It Must Have Been the Mistletoe- Judy Astley

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Title: It Must Have Been the Mistletoe

Author: Judy Astley

Rating: ★★★

On the Shelves: Fiction> Contemporary/Romance/Holiday

Thea’s parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea. even though they are, in fact, about to split up. Thea herself is newly single – her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes and a future. But Thea’s boyfriend has ditched her in favour of his pedigree dogs, and Thea can’t decide whether or not she minds.

There will be copious food and drink, holly and mistletoe, lots of bracing walks and a wintry barbecue on the beach. If it seems an odd way to celebrate the final break-up of a marriage and the Moving On to new partners, no- one is saying so. But then no-one had anticipated that the new partners might actually turn up to complicate the sleeping arrangements.

As Cornwall experiences the biggest snowstorm in living memory, the festive atmosphere comes under some strain. Will Thea manage to find some happiness for herself? Will the mistletoe work its magic on them all? (Goodreads 2014)

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